My son and I had a fun at home science project today. We decided to make our own hand sanitizer from ingredients we had on hand. With the spread of Covid-19, we felt it would be really cool to make our own without having to leave the comfort of our home. So we gathered up the ingredients listed below and gave it a whirl!
DIY Hand Sanitizer Instructions:
- 3/4 cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol
- 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
- Lemon or Lime juice and/or your choice of essential oils (4-5 drops)
- Measuring cup, mixing bowl and mixing tool
- Bottles with caps
Steps to make hand sanitizer at home:
We were pleased with the outcome. It should be noted that the mixture comes out more of a liquid than a gel, but it smells nice and if directions are followed closely, it should be effective!
For more information on hand sanitizing best practices, visit the CDC’s website here: